Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Day One

I'm back where I belong: The SE region of the US! I love it here... family, the warm weather, sunshine, lack of snow, hills & mountains, beaches, trees, rednecks & confederate flags (ok, I could do w/out a few things). While attending the BEST college EVER -- The Univ. of Georgia, Athens -- I fell in love; In love with this area of the country. After a brief stint back in IL, I've found my way down South once again. This time, for good!

I'm living in Greenville, SC... which is where my mom (Sally - much more on her later, a favorite topic of mine) grew up. I have an Aunt, Uncle, Cousins, and Granny all living within running distance. Perfect for water stops during training ;) Thanks Aunt Libby! I've made some good friends & started a career with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (Program Coordinator).

After taking last season off, I'm once again training and racing triathlons. Motivated by fun training partners, gorgeous weather, and ideal terrain... 2007 is off to a great start.

I've started this blog for a few reasons... but, primarily because I've been filling up in-boxes across the country! Updates about my house, races, job, etc... Anyway, I'm taking an oath. I solemnly swear to report all future happenings through this blog. When you find yourself saying, "I wonder what Ashley's up to these days." Just check out the blog. To my best friends... I expect this page to be listed under your favorites. Random checks will be done upon my visits!

I miss everyone in Illinois, but I love South Carolina! Please plan a trip... you've got a place to stay.


Kate said...

I can't believe you started your own blog. come over today!

bbylvr said...

I am so happy to see pictures of you! you are gorgeous! You do look so happy there. It is beautiful country. When you come to IL, You know where I live!!! I think about you often. Love, Toni

Connie said...

Great site!! You look incredibly happy. There is nothing better than feeling settled in a place you love, surrounded by family and friends. I'm really happy for you. Connie

Sally said...

Honey - I love your blog. Love reading about you and seeing pictures of you and the land I love. xoxo I love you. Mom

Sally said...

Ash, reading about Dad made me laugh and cry at the same time. Thank you for reminder of how we love each other. xo Mom

Sally said...

Hey honey you made me cry. Just your thoughts and feelings about me were a treasure. You know it is all about you kids and that is life.

Also love reading about your accomplishments. I did not realize drivers Ed was such a tramatic experience. But just as everything else you prevail at anything you put your mind to.

Love this thing and will add it to my favorites.

Love you Dad